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Traverse City Tourism Economy Posts Strong Growth

“We are very pleased with the continued progress that our organization is making in building Traverse City’s destination brand awareness,” said Brad Van Dommelen, President and CEO of Traverse City Tourism.


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Three New Microbreweries Open In Traverse City

Traverse City’s craft brewing scene continues to expand at a dizzying rate.


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Traverse City Beer Week Nov. 9-15: Not Another Beer Festival!

“This is a good opportunity for Traverse City to promote its growing craft beer culture, which is really at the heart of this event,” said Van Dommelen.


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Traverse City To Host U.S. Figure Skating Regional Championships In 2014

“Once we have a successful event like this we are more likely to win bids on other USFS events. It will also impact our non-qualifying competitive event (Cherry Classic) quite a bit.”


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Brighten Autumn With A ‘Fab Fall’ Special

It’s a wonderful season for a shopping adventure, a round of championship golf, or a tour of the beautiful Grand Traverse Bay wine country.


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Sleeping Bear Dunes Still Offer Plenty Of Solitude

After all, the park encompasses 64 miles of Lake Michigan coastline, two islands, 26 inland lakes and more than 71,000 acres of land about a half hour’s drive west of the resort town of Traverse City.


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Traverse City To Host ‘Midwest Space Fest’

The festival – timed to coincide with World Astronomy Week — will feature two days of activities, films and talks – including a keynote address by Dr. Alex Filippenko, Professor of Astronomy at the University of California-Berkeley.


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‘Visit With A Purpose’ Connects Travelers With Opportunity

Volunteer travel, sometimes known as Voluntourism, is a growing phenomenon.


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‘Taste Of Traverse City Festival’ Highlights Culinary Arts

The three-day festival will include workshops, demonstrations, appearances by local chefs and culinary celebrities, and tastes and sips of the best dishes and libations from area restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and other food producers.


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City Completes Renovation of Clinch Park Beach Area

Clinch Park is the first project tackled from the City’s 2010 Bayfront Plan, a series of recommended improvements along the shoreline.


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Food Trucks Roar Into Traverse City’s Culinary Scene

After months of heated debate, local officials agreed this spring to make it easier and less expensive for mobile food vendors to operate in the city.



Guide To Bellwether Chicago: Art, Food, Music & More

The producers of the Renegade Craft Fair, The Vintage Bazaar and The Hideout on Wabansia, team up for a weekend of art, food, music, shopping and more.


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Vote For Sleeping Bear Dunes As ‘8th Wonder Of The World’

To vote, click HERE and find the listing for Sleeping Bear Dunes. Visitors to the site can vote once every 24 hours.


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National Geographic ‘Birds of Paradise’ Exhibit to Debut at Traverse City Museum

“Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution,” a traveling exhibition from the National Geographic Society, will make its national debut this summer at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Mich.


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Family Fun Magazine Names Traverse City One Of ‘America’s Top 10 Tourist Towns’

“Who would have predicted that nature escapes would claim seven of the top ten spots?” he wrote.


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‘Sugar Man’ Sixto Rodriguez To Star At Traverse City Wine & Arts Festival

“We’ve already sold more advance tickets than we did last year, especially after ‘Sugar Man” took best documentary at the Oscars,” said festival organizer Andrew McFarlane.


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Outdoor Adventure Goes Hi-Tech With New Traverse City Smart Phone App

The app will be available in online app stores by May 1 and is scheduled to go active on May 19.


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Online ‘Birding Trail’ Helps Traverse City Visitors

Each year, hundreds of birdwatchers migrate to the dunelands of Northwestern Michigan with their binoculars and notebooks to enjoy the region’s many birding opportunities.


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Fodor’s Names Traverse City One of America’s 10 Best Small Towns

The list included such destinations as Healdsburg, Calif., Bozeman, Mont., Sedona, Ariz., St. Augustine, Fla., Provincetown, Mass., Brattleboro, Vt., Door County, Wis., Galena, Ill. and Walla Walla, Wash.